Wayne Hughes calls time on his role in the NCU

Jul 3, 2023 | General News

The Northern Cricket Union’s Club and Schools Engagement Officer Wayne Hughes has left his role after more than four years in the post.

Wayne joined the company in February 2019 and was responsible for leading our school’s programme during that time.

During his tenure with the NCU, he was responsible for introducing cricket to many schools across the NCU area and delivering new programmes aimed at strengthening the links between schools and clubs. He oversaw massive changes in the school’s game with the seismic increase in the girls’ programmes of note. Due to Wayne’s sterling work new competitions like the Super 8’s for year 8 and 9 girls are now firmly established in the calendar.

“Wayne leaves a legacy of growth in the school game across the NCU,” commented Chief Executive Patrick Grimes. “In particular our Primary Schools programme flourished under his leadership with 90 schools now regularly receiving in-school programmes delivered by NCU representatives. He has built lasting relationships across the education sector and left a solid foundation for us to build upon going forward.”

Wayne’s involvement in cricket will continue as a player with Robinson Services Premier League Club Derriaghy CC and a lead coach in the club’s youth section.

Everyone in the NCU wishes Wayne well with his future endeavours.